Zero Waste Trading and Mending Cart
public installation by Alexandra Nicole Solis-Sison
The cart serves as a community textile recycling and mending solution to keep garments from entering landfills. Currently, there are two billion pounds of garments in the landfills. Every year, on average, each person produces 80 pounds of textile waste. Our current garment life structure is no longer sustainable. Donation centers can no longer support our consumption.Our rate of consumption is faster than our rate of disposal.
Zero Waste Cart offers mending workshops to those who want to learn how to patch up garments that are normally turned away by tailors and seamstresses such as mending zippers, buttons, rips, etc. The cart also functions as a textile recycling center, a place for people to donate or take garments that would have otherwise ended up in the landfills due to the lack of space in donation centers.